Top-rated products in the DJ controllers category

Here's a ranking of the top rated products in this category. To give you a quick overview, we've also added some key information about the products.

1. Hercules Inpulse 500

With the DJControl Inpulse 500, Hercules introduces its flagship controller. The 2-deck controller has everything that an ambitious beginner DJ needs. Two jog wheels allow precise manipulation of the two decks in vinyl or CD mode. In addition to the two channels for the decks, there is also an aux channel and a microphone channel, so nothing stands in the way of creative performances. The mixer is equipped with a classic three-band EQ and the DJ filter is not missing either. On top of that there are eight RGB performance pads per channel to fire samples and loops.

The DJControl Inpulse 500, specially designed for getting started in DJing, optimizing your skills and for live performances, is an ideal companion for all your needs. Full feature set: The DJControl Inpulse 500 has all the functions, modes and connections needed when mixing in front of an audience. Precise: high-resolution jog wheels, with easy-to-use ring. The audio interface of the controller features state-of-the-art digital Velvet Sound signal processing technology (AKM).
Rugged construction: sturdy metal back panel on the mixer, RGB rubber pads, non-slip, retractable feet and more. Uncomplicated: Mixing is easy thanks to the controller's convenient indicator lights. They keep you on track when you mix in front of an audience.

The Filter/FX section allows you to adjust the Serato DJ Lite and DJUCED effects to your set. You can even combine the filter actions with the DJUCED effects. With the AUX FILTER control, you can add filter effects to your external audio sources (smartphone, media player, wireless microphone receiver, ...) - independent of the software. (inputs: 3.5 mm stereo mini jack or 2 x RCA). DJControl Inpulse 500 is 8 cm high with extended feet. Make your mix(es) stand out: Lay the cables underneath and protect your controller from spilled drinks. The base is backlit when the feet are extended. DJControl Inpulse 500 has the matching USB-powered master outputs to connect your speakers (2 x 6.35 mm jack + 2 x RCA), plus two headphone jacks (3.5 mm stereo mini jack + 6.35 mm stereo jack). With BEATMATCH GUIDE indicators supported by DJUCED and Serato DJ Lite, mixing tracks together is a snap. Connect your microphone to the balanced input and use the High EQ and Low EQ controls to adjust your voice to match any venue you're performing in. The Intelligent Music Assistant (IMA) in DJUCED offers music suggestions for the next track from your own library and in Beatport LINK (Beatport requires a subscription). With the assistant you can start Autoplay in Serato DJ Lite. Easily adjust the crossfader amplitude to your music style. Use the Curve Switch to change the crossfader curve directly on the controller (mix, scratch or off).
 

2. Denon DJ PRIME GO

Uncompromising 'Play Anywhere' DJ performance. Experience the power of the PRIME SERIES in an ultra-portable, stand-alone, intelligent 2-channel DJ console. Pack the PRIME GO in your backpack, prepare your DJ sets for the road, and then rock out at any gig or event with a no-compromise DJ workflow and feature set. Powered by the lightning-fast ENGINE OS platform, PRIME GO shares the same ultimate touchscreen interface as its bigger brother PRIME 4, but adds a rechargeable lithium-ion battery for extreme portability. Also take advantage of PRIME GO's built-in WiFi capability and stream music as a standalone version without the need for a laptop. This gives you access to over 60 million songs from TIDAL that you can add to your playlist.

Touch and feel your music. PRIME GO's 7-inch touch screen gives you a high-resolution, multi-gesture experience, just like using your smartphone or tablet. Navigate your collection, download tracks with a tap, instantly browse large music libraries and easily rearrange your playlists and songs on the screen itself. Change the view of waveform playback from vertical to horizontal and select or monitor a number of other key DJ workflow functions with a tap.

Music, non-stop. Access and play your digital music through the USB and SD inputs of PRIME GO. You can use a large-capacity SD card as a mini hard drive in continuous operation, or use the USB port for easy DJ transfers to other DJs. Want to record your DJ set for an important gig? No problem; PRIME GO lets you record directly to any connected media source, including the one you're playing from.
 

3. Hercules DJ Control Mix

The DJControl Mix is a 2-deck wireless DJ controller designed specifically for use with iOS and Android smartphones. It connects to the user's iOS or Android smartphone via Bluetooth Low Energy and controls the djay app. The size (34 x 10 x 4.9 cm), weight (0.5 kg) and design of the controller are perfect for use with smartphones. It includes a stand for the user's smartphone and is powered via a USB cable, either with a USB power adapter (not included) or a USB battery/powerbank (not included).

The DJControl Mix helps users learn how to mix: the ultra-low latency, precise controls (jog wheels and faders) and extensive features (pads and volume and filter/bass controls) give DJs the same mixing capabilities as professional DJ hardware. DJs can play their mixes loudly through a Bluetooth speaker connected to the smartphone (not included), through the smartphone's headphone output, or through the smartphone's built-in speaker.
 

4. Hercules DJControl Inpulse 300 MK2

Get started mixing easily and discover your DJing skills with the Hercules DJControl Inpulse 300 MK2 and its unique BEATMATCH GUIDE function. Following the success of the DJControl Inpulse 300, you can now enjoy the DJControl Inpulse 300 MK2 version, which is compatible with Serato. With a more modern, comfortable and clear design, you can quickly learn and develop your mixing skills thanks to the controller's 16 pads and 8 modes. The slimmer, smoother jog wheels with touch detection make scratching even easier. The DJControl Inpulse 300 MK2 is the well-equipped controller with which you can learn to mix with Serato.

Learn the basics of mixing and become a DJ with the DJControl Inpulse 300 MK2. This controller features both Serato DJ Lite and DJUCED software and will guide you through your learning process thanks to its many helpful functions. With the Beatmatch Guide, you can learn how to manually cue and synchronise tracks using the LED arrows. The improved jog wheels make scratching even easier: better rotation and an enlarged detection range.

Learn all the basics of DJing thanks to the great tips from professionals in the DJ Academy video tutorials. The DJControl Inpulse 300 MK2 has been further developed to allow manual cueing of tracks to learn scratching and master the urban music style thanks to the Serato-supported Beatmatch Guide function. The elegant design ensures improved clarity and increased ease of use during your live performances. As the controller includes both Serato DJ Lite and DJUCED, it offers a variety of amazing functions. Thanks to the useful DJ Academy video tutorials and great tips from professionals, you can learn to mix the easy way.
 

5. Roland T-8 Beat Machine

With the T-8 Beat Machine, you have a complete miniature rhythm factory that lets you create infectious tracks in seconds - equipped with the legendary TR drums and the unmistakable bass of the TB-303. Create spontaneous acid jams in the intuitive 16-step sequencer, tweak sounds, and craft beats with the built-in tools that inspire your ideas and bring back the fun of flow.

HIGHLIGHTS:
- Ultra-portable rhythm and bass instrument with original Roland sounds
- Six rhythm tracks with sounds from the legendary TR-808, TR-909 and TR-606 drum machines
- Bass track with sawtooth/rectangle waveforms and hands-on control from the TB-303 Bass Line
- Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology reproduces the sound and behavior of Roland vintage instruments down to the finest detail.
- Classic TR-REC drum sequencer with 64 user patterns and up to 32 steps per pattern
- Modern rhythm programming with portability, sub-step, last step and velocity
- Real-time recording and powerful performance features such as step loop, mute, fill, reload, and pattern shift
- Tweak sounds with delay, reverb, overdrive, and sidechain compression
- Extensive connections: Audio, MIDI, Sync I/O and AIRA Link
- USB-C audio/MIDI interface can be used without driver installation
- Lithium-ion battery for up to 4.5 hours of portable use per charge
- Rugged case construction with high-quality rubberized pads
- Connect additional AIRA Compact instruments and traditional MIDI devices via optional BOSS TRS MIDI cables

Included in delivery:
- 1 x T-8 Beat Machine
- 1 x USB-C to USB-A cable
- 1 x Quick Start Guide.
 

6. Hercules Inpulses 300

Hercules releases the first range of DJ controllers for learning mixing skills. With the DJControl Inpulse 300 you will love to train your hearing and master manual ventilation matching. For an easy DJ start and to quickly improve your skills with exclusive features of DJControl Inpulse 300 and DJUCED® software: lighting on the controller for the right moves, the Intelligent Music Assistant (IMA) for selecting the best songs, the ENERGY function for controlling the mood at the party and the DJ Academy for learning with integrated video tutorials. The DJControl Inpulse 300 offers everything you need to perfect your DJ skills: 16 pads, 8 modes, large jog wheels, effects like on professional controllers and much more. Activate the Beatmatch Guide to learn how to mix. Deactivate it as soon as you master the movements. Follow the TEMPO arrows to set the BPM setting for each track. Synchronize your tracks with the BEAT-ALIGN arrows. Activate the Intelligent Music Assistant (IMA) to get the best music suggestions. Watch the comprehensive tutorial videos built into DJUCED to learn the basics of DJing and improve your skills. Use the ENERGY function as a pacemaker to set the atmosphere for your parties. Choose the most suitable track for your mix from blue (calm) to red (dynamic). 

7. MWM Phase Essential

1x PHASE receiver 2x PHASE transmitter unit 2x MWM RCA cable 1x MWM USB cable 4x PHASE magnetic stickers 1x Quick Start Guide

- Receiver with 2 transmitting units:
10 hours battery life per transmitting unit

- Compatible with: Serato, Traktor, Rekordbox and Virtual DJ; 96 kHz / 32-bit audio resolution.

- Transmitting units with built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery and magnetized surface (to prevent slipping)

- Charging via USB computer port or AC adapter; 2-hour charge

- Receiver with setup buttons A and B (to set up the transmitting units), 2.4 GHz signal radio frequency; connectors: 2x stereo RCA, USB type-B

- Rugged and durable aluminum housing; Dimensions (W x H x D): 71.12 x 121.92 x 25.4 mm (receiver), 22.86 x 66.04 x 7.
 

8. Hercules DJ Starter Kit

Hercules DJStarter kit, this comprehensive, easily portable and installable solution includes the Hercules DJControl Starlight Controller, Hercules DJMonitor 32 speakers, HDP DJ M40.2 headphones and Serato DJ Lite. The DJControl Starlight is the ideal controller to get you started as a DJ with Serato DJ Lite. This ultra-compact, ultra-light and ultra-practical controller has all the features. Serato DJ Lite (free download) offers everything you need to learn mixing and scratching. The Hercules DJStarter Kit includes a pair of Hercules' DJMonitor 32 active monitor speakers for home mixing. Thanks to their compact size, they are perfectly suited for uncomplicated use on the desk or as a DJ monitor at a party. The HDP DJ M40.2 headphones are the latest addition to Hercules' product line. The simple and effective design and three key features make these headphones indispensable for budding DJs at the start of their career. 

9. Native Traktor Kontrol S4 MK3

TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 offers a whole new way of connecting with your tracks: the motorized jog wheels not only react to nudging, scratching, pitch threads and backspins, but also transmit cue points, loop markers and much more. The RGB LED rings and high-resolution color displays give you all the information you need right in front of you, so you can focus on the mix. You have to touch it to understand it: Haptic Drive are our new motorized and touch-sensitive jog wheels that give the DJ experience additional haptic feedback. They turn like a turntable, and they can be pushed, braked, stopped and scratched in the same way. Set the start/stop time and torque to match your mix style. You have it in your hand. 

10. Numark M6 USB

The M6 features essential performance tools such as a 3-band EQ and LED level meter per channel. The interchangeable crossfader has slope control. Each channel can be assigned to one side of the crossfader. The separate microphone channel of the M6 has an XLR connector. An additional microphone with a 6.3 mm jack can also be connected to channel 4. The M6 provides balanced outputs for connection to a sound system. The M6 combines the flexibility of a 4-channel mixer with the versatility of a USB computer connection.